Thursday, April 19, 2007

too wild

I was driving home this evening, admiring a deer off in a field that I could just see in the gathering dark, just before getting to my laneway. Upon turning into my laneway, what should be in the headlights but a bear! Now, I shouldn't be surprised because it's not as if this isn't bear country, but this was the first time I actually saw one so close to my home.



Blogger Annie in Austin said...

What's the general advice on what to do when you see a bear, Kati?

For mountain lions in Washington State we were told to look large and indigestible [or at least unswallowable]. Do you just hope the bear is a vegetarian?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

11:11 a.m.  
Blogger Kati said...

Well, Annie, I'd like to believe that I'd never have to use such knowledge. Weird mind frick experience this morning to go on my run and now suddenly be aware of a frisson of fear that I have not been experiencing at that particular spot before. No logic to that, is there, being afraid now and there, just because I think I know something I didn't know before. As for being vegetarian, I think bears are omnivores, but every bear I've seen before tends to run from humans unless they've become accustomed to raiding campsites and garbage dumps. Then they become nuisance bears -- no that should be: nuisance humans have altered the bears' normal environment.(the exception to that would be a mother bear with cubs, I guess.)

11:31 a.m.  

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